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Kerran Jamieson Madden 2011-01-11 14:02
Greetings, just a reminder to sporting shooters that on line entries for the North Islands, N.Z. Nationals (Rotorua) and Grand Prix (Wanganui) are on the sporting clay web page: http://sporting.nzclaytarget.org.nz/ ,and the three shoots have a cut off to allow squadding and times. The G.P. is limited to 128 shooters and will be strictly adhered to, so no excuses get your entry in, its only been open a few days and has 32 entries. The Nationals are at 165 so far, so it promises to be one of the biggest Nationals yet!!
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anthony gray 2010-11-29 08:26
MEAD TE-PIRITA wish to advise of a correction of date.
Christmas shoot.
Sunday 12th December. 10.00am.
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George Johnston 2010-05-06 23:33
I have been asked by Scott Stonex of Reloaders Supplies to post the sad news that Ron Dent passed away yesterday on 5th May after a short illness.
Ron was a "big" man in every sense, generous to a fault in his support of clay target shooting.
He will be sorely missed.

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Adrienne Sears 2008-11-13 16:47
North South Skeet team selection and Glenn Trophy Team selection.
Important changes to the North/South Skeet team qualifying periods have been posted on the "News" page.
All interested shooters are advised to make themselves familiar with this.
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Adrienne Sears 2008-11-06 18:01
The selection criteria for ISSF events has been added to the ISSF page on this web site.
All interested shooters are urged to read this information
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Discussion error in "keet" Rules George J 2004-12-03 10:29
Here we go again. Five past midnight is not a good time for rule discussion. I note my earlier comment re rule 7.7 is plain wrong. Rule 7.7 reads re singles "a shooter MAY load two shells except at Station 8 HIGH house, or for the last single target on any station".Nothing to do with a repeat! Implied in all this tho is if you will have your repeat on Station 8 low house, you may load two shells. Do you agree THOMO!
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20 gauge Skeet at Nationals Thomo 2005-04-24 12:20
I will be taking a number of 20g tube sets to Christchurch for people to BORROW so they can shoot the 20 gauge event on the Tuesday. So if you don't have a 20g you will be able to borrow some tubes to fit your 12 gauge and shoot. C U all there.
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200 skeet weekend Ricard Boenders 2005-02-06 22:50
Just a note that the Thames Club is holding a 200 target skeet weekend in conjunction with the Rex Innis memorial skeet shoot on the 30th April.Sunday the 1st May a 50 target skeet match and a 50 target doubles match will be held.
A good warm up for the skeet nats.
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2004 Sporting National Carnival Brian Thomson (Tomo) 2003-09-16 21:16
We are looking at the various options to which rules we will apply. At the moment I have a copy of the Sporting rules on the NZCTA web site. There are some rules which obviously will not work in NZ. At this stage I'm considering forming the 'SHOOT JURY' who will be asked to decide exactly what rules will apply and then we will distribute the confirmed rules widely and most likely print them in Gunshot.
In reply to Ron's comments. It has become obvious to me the the current shooters are looking for large quantities of targets to shoot at any one event. This is not only in sporting but DTL and Skeet. Now that sporting clays are getting organised perhaps a large carnival could be organised for next year. Say 4 -5 days of shooting at one venue or two in the same area. If we all look to the future of the game and not our self interest I'm sure we can continue to make improvements as time goes.
I'm calling for non shooters who may be interested in helping with refereeing on individual stands over the weekend. If anyone knows someone who might like to help over the weekend please drop me a line. brian_thomson25@hotmail.com
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2004 World English Sporting Kenny 2004-08-03 02:12
01-08-2004 George Digweed became the World English Sporting Champion
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2006 Double Trap Tim Dixon 2007-01-11 21:35
Congratulations to Peter Goodwin acheiving Squad A MQS with a score of 136/150 at Hutt Valley today. Also to Des Coe with a Sqad B MQS scoring 124/150. Great first time effort by Rob Prince hitting 122/150. This was the 2006 North Island South Zone Double Trap match postponed from November. Great conditions at Hutt Valley, very warm and almost still. Ideal conditions and great targets. Thanks Rob and your team.
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2006 NZ ISSF Nats Muddy 2005-07-25 22:33
Program will be, 7th: North Island Double Trap, 8th: NZ Double Trap 9-10th: North Island Trap and Skeet, 11-12th NZ Trap and Skeet. Sorry I got the last dates wrong. It is 7th to the 12th Feb.
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2006 NZ ISSF Nats Russell Mark 2005-07-25 22:32
Thanks mate, do you know the order of events?
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2006 NZ ISSF Nats Muddy 2005-07-25 22:29
Hey Russell, Nationals are held at Waikato Gun Club, Hamilton. 7th to 11th of February. This includes the North Island Championships. Also, congratulations on the new addition to the family.
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2006 NZ ISSF Nats Russell Mark 2005-07-25 20:51
Can anyone tell me the Program, Dates and Venue for the 2006 NZ ISSF Nats.
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2006 World DTL Selection process NZCTA 2004-06-02 18:37
2006 World Qualifying events
The proposed selection process for the 2006 World DTL championships in Australia is on the same basis as the North/South DTL (ie Single Rise, Single Barrel and Points Score) events. Qualifying events will commence after March 2005 (not including the DTL Nationals) to the end of January 2006. There will be a $5.00 entry fee. One Island Championship will be compulsory.
If any shooters have any comment on this selection process, please contact your local Councillor.
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2007 ISSF Nth Islands Tim Dixon 2007-01-14 18:03
More great results from Hutt Valley. Congratulations to Peter Goodwin breaking his own New Zealand record with 123 + 25 to take High Overall in the Olympic Trap. Only the third time in NZ that a shooter has shot all 25 targets in the single barrel final. Previously acheived by Gavin Paton and Jarrod Mudford. A total of 11 MQS's were acheived throughout the weekend. Congratulations to Peter Goodwin-123, Gavin Paton-121, Brian Wistrand-119, Des Coe-119, Greame Ede-118, Alan Sinclair-117, Bill Jones-116, Miles Browne-Cole-114, Teresa Borrell-67 all in Olympic Trap, and Malcolm Duff-117, Paul Wilson-116 in ISU Skeet. Congratulations to all winners. Skeet - HOA Paul Wilson, A Grade 1st Malcolm Duff, 2nd Geoff Dukes, 3rd Chris Parkinson, B Grade 1st Erin Discombe, 2nd Emily Olsen, 3rd Adam Green, Ladies Emily Olsen, Juniors Erin Discombe. Olympic Trap - HOA Peter Goodwin, A Grade 1st Gavin Paton, 2nd Brian Wistrand, 3rd Graeme Ede, B Grade 1st John Hillock, 2nd Neville Crawford, 3rd Jeremy Hill, Ladies Teresa Borrell, Veterans John Hillock, Juniors Miles Browne-Cole. Full Results in next Gunshot. Thanks to all shooters for being part of a great four days shooting.
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2008 World FITASC Rob Carruthers 2008-09-30 11:07
For all those interested, a full list of results from the World FITASC Championship is available here:

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2009 FITASC World Champs Kerran Jamieson Madden 2008-02-06 08:21
I know that it's just turned 2008 and that this years World Champs are months away, but the 2009 FITASC Champs have just been announced. They will be in Warrnambool Victoria, from the 16-22 November 2009. Warrnambool is 265 K's away from Melbourne on the South West coast of Victoria. The Sporting Committee is urging all NZCTA sporting shooters to put this date in their books as it's bound to be surpurb event and the biggest and cheapest International shooting event they will ever attend. There is going to be good funding for this, and we are hoping to have full teams in all grades for this event. Details of all the requirements were in your last Newsletter so PLEASE read it carefully and put your hat in the ring. The Sporting Cmmttee has a totally clean board at this stage and no one is in the frame so go to it.
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2010 Skeet Nationals Adrienne Sears 2010-06-03 10:03
Reply from Dean Everett, President, Waikato Clay Target Club:

Regarding Sub Gauge events at 2010 New Zealand Skeet Nationals to be held at Waikato Clay Target Club from 23th Nov 28th Nov 2010.

The program for NZ National Championships is set by NZCTA council and consists of 20g National Championship on Wed, a 100 tgt Skeet Nth Sth qualifying on Thurs, National Handicap Championship on Fri, National Skeet on Sat, and National Doubles on Sun.

Host clubs determine any other events that they choose to run prior to Nationals starting.

This year at Waikato Clay Target Club, we are working with Thames Clay Target Club who will be hosting an Sub Gauge extravaganza, including all sub gauge events, on the weekend prior to the Nationals starting. Waikato Clay Target Club will then have two trophy matches on Tuesday which will be 50 targets 20g Skeet Trophy, which we see as an eye opener for the National Championship the following day, plus a 50 target Doubles trophy event you can never have enough doubles.

Some of the thought about having 20g and Doubles is that most shooters are able to participate in this event, we are considering Australians travelling across to compete in our events, and want to give them maximum opportunity to compete on Waikato Clay Target grounds.

Thames Clay Target Club has just become registered as a NSSA ground, so any targets shot in sub gauges there will be able to be registered with NSSA, this was seen to be the best solution for promoting Sub gauge events and sharing the load of running major events.

Look forward to seeing you at Waikato Clay Target Club, please be early as entry could be limited due to time constraints.


Dean Everett


Waikato Clay Target Club.

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2010 Skeet Nationals Hamish Wilson 2010-05-31 20:23
I must say that I read with disappointment the proposed programme for the 2010 Skeet Nationals. What has become of the 410 and 28g events?? Some may argue that these are novelty events but to those that look forward to the Nationals each year, will be as disappointed as I am to see they have been omitted from the programme.

Why have they been omitted??

I wonder the merits of having two 50 target doubles matches as opposed to have the sub gauge events. And further to that two 20g events?

Are we that out of tune with the rest of the world that we think that this is a progressive move within the sport. With the ground swell in NSSA shooters within Australasia and the greater NSSA "zone 8" surely we are be a little short sighted with this programme.

How are we able to encourage interest in the sub gauge events if they are removed from the programme. At the 2009 Skeet Nationals there was surprise at the number that supported the sub gauge events.

Is there any chance that this can be re visited?

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2014 S.I. Sporting Clay Championship Mitch Whatley 2013-10-02 14:27
It's not often you get to shoot sporting in such a pristine part of the South Island!

It's time to start thinking about coming down to Te Anau for a great 200 tgt Sporting Clay weekend in Jan 2014 in order to get reasonable airfares!

The 100 tgt Colin Sinclair Memorial Trophy shoot will be held on Saturday, the 18th of January 2014 and the 100 tgt S. I. Sporting Champs (2014) on Sunday the 19th on 4 fields in some fantastic terrain for sporting clays.

We have also negotiated discounted accommodation and Milford Sound boat Cruises, so bring the family and make a holiday of it. There is plenty to do here and Milford Sound is only an (amazing) 2.5 hour drive from Te Anau. So..... plan to come early and/or stay late to take advantage of this opportunity. Also some great trout fishing around, so anglers bring your rods!

Te Anau is an easy 2 hour drive from either Queenstown or Invercargill airport and the shooting fields are only 10 minutes from Te Anau or Manapouri.

Full details in the Nov/Dec Gunshot.
Mitch Whatley

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5othAnniversary Shoot Rex Smart 2009-01-02 18:04
Hi team, check out the latest Gunshot and the Wanaka Gun Club add for it's 50th Anniversary shoot. We'd love to hear from any old members of the club as well as welcome any inquiries from potential customers.
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ACTA ISSF Comp 1 Deane Harden 2007-01-07 21:58
Hi there, for those interested here are the winning final scores from the ACTA ISSF Trap event 6-7th Jan in Brisbane.

A Vella 25 23 25 25 23 = 121
M Diamond 24 24 23 24 25 = 120
G Kable 23 24 22 25 24 = 118
B Dunstan 24 23 24 24 23 = 118
V Gatt 23 23 23 24 23 = 115
J Smanotto 23 22 23 23 24 = 115

Michael pipped Adam by one in the final. Im not sure but it was 23-22 or 22-21 (Mic-Vella).
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Adjustable Comb ? paul furnell 2003-01-24 00:59
try Malcolm Smart in christchurch 03 3428098 he did a great job on my winchester 101
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